What You Really Believe About Money Can Hurt You

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you struggle with money, you probably have a money block.

A money block is a belief or rule in your subconscious that prevents you from making—and keeping—the money you know you’re capable of.

(WOW do I know how frustrating that is!)

But a money block is subconscious, so how do you figure out what’s going on?

I just did a video about this. Have a look:

There’s an easy way to uncover one or more of your own money blocks. Just notice what you believe down deep about money.

  • Not what you tell yourself to get psyched up to make that new offer.
  • Not what you daydream about, thinking what your life and business could be like if only.
  • Not what you know should happen if you raise your rates. Or follow a budget. Or release that new product. Or . . .

I’m talking about what comes up automatically, when you’re not thinking the way you’re “supposed to.”

Do you find yourself echoing negative money messages from childhood, like:

  • We can’t afford it
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees
  • Money is tight now
  • We may not have much, but at least we have each other?

Those kinds of messages can be internalized as a bedrock belief that there’s never enough.

A belief like that will have you going through life unconsciously making decisions and taking actions (or not taking them) that create a life where there’s never quite enough.

Do you catch yourself thinking things like:

  • Making money is hard
  • No one will pay me that much
  • I’m just not good with money
  • I don’t deserve it
  • I’m not good enough

Those kinds of thoughts reflect an internal block that will—at the very least—slow you down when you try to raise your rates. Or close a sale. Or offer a new product. Or do anything that could bring you more money.

No matter what you tell yourself consciously.

Here’s one more place to look. When you think about people who have a lot of money, do you think:

  • They’re not so special.
  • I’m better than they are!
  • Rich people are greedy. Or shallow. Or mean. Or . . . ?

Thoughts like that reflect a deep-seated (but still subconscious) belief that having money would make you a bad person.

If some part of you believes that, why would you ever let yourself have a lot of money?!

So listen to your automatic thoughts. They will point to your subconscious money blocks—not just what they are but where they came from.

Once you recognize what your blocks are and where they come from you can use Tapping to get rid of them.

If you just realized you have some money blocks you could use some help releasing, I can help.

In my Money Blocks Solution, we get rid of a lot of those money blocks so you can let in more money.

We’re starting in early October, though, so don’t wait. Email me at Nancy@UnblockResults.com. We’ll talk about what’s going on and whether the Money Blocks Solution is a fit.

I would love to have you join us.

Happy Tapping!

Do You Have a Money Block?

Do you have a money block—a subconscious bit of “old programming” that gets in the way of your making, and keeping, more money?

The short answer is, if your financial situation is not where you know it could be then yes, you have a money block. (Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!)

If you want to get more specific about how your money block shows up, ask yourself:

  • Do I make less than I know I’m capable of?
  • Do I struggle to raise my rates to what others are charging, even though I’m giving as much as (or more than!) they are?
  • Does it feel like I’m on a money roller coaster, making plenty of money one month, then wondering how I’m going to pay the bills the next?
  • Does it seem like I lose any extra money as soon as I get it? [Maybe you invest it in yet another expensive program. Or an unexpected bill comes in. Or….]
  • Does it seem like I’m stuck at the same financial level, no matter what I do?

These are just some of the common ways money blocks make their presence known. 

And as long as you have a subconscious money block, it doesn’t matter how motivated you are to make more money, rein in your spending, or grow your business, you will keep holding yourself back. 

I get it. It is sooooo frustrating to have to keep doing battle with yourself, over and over again. Pouring all this energy into your business and never seeing the returns you know are within your reach! 

It doesn’t have to be this way. I’ve released all of these money blocks—and more—with clients.

So if one or more of those questions is a “yes” for you, my Money Blocks Solution is the perfect solution.

It will be starting again in the beginning of October. Just a few weeks away.

If you’re wondering if the Money Blocks Solution would be right for you, just reach out. 

Email me at Nancy@UnblockResults.com. We’ll set up a call to talk about what’s going on with you and your money and see if there’s a fit.

Wouldn’t it be great to finally stop holding yourself back?!

I Call Bullshit!

We’re being inundated with the message that we are all in hard times now and no one is making any money. 

I call BULLSHIT.

(Pardon my swearing, but this issue needs that kind of emphasis.)

I read the news. I see social media post after social media post driving the point home that “There’s no money out there. No one is buying now. We might as well flush 2020—and our businesses—down the drain, ‘cause we’re all going to end up living in a tent.

I don’t buy it. 

And I want you to know that it’s a lie.

Yes, it’s true that many people are struggling now. This is a problem we need to address as a society.

But you don’t help them or anyone else by buying into the gloom-and-doom line that “It’s going to happen to me and everyone I know.” 

I know it can be hard to step away from those messages, to think differently from the mainstream messages, but it’s important. 

Here’s what happens if you accept the messages as the truth:

  • First, you become afraid, which makes it hard to think and get creative with your business. 
  • Then you hide, which means you don’t get your message (or new offer, or virtual service, or great product) out to those people who need it—and would buy from you—now.
  • Finally, you just give up. And that means you don’t make the money you could use to help yourself and those who are struggling.

I don’t want any of that for you!

So what do you do instead? 

One thing you can do is look for the small businesses doing well now. If you can’t think of any, let me share some.

  • I’ve heard from numerous friends and colleagues that their business is doing better than ever now.
  • My own business has had 3 of its 4 highest earning months ever over the past summer. Yes, during COVID times. (And, yes, I know I’m blessed.)
  • My clients are telling me things like: “This is the best month I’ve ever had.” And “I’d never sold my biggest program before, but I sold it to three people last month.” And “Making money has been so easy.”

In fact, after posting a video about the BS messages earlier this week on Facebook, I had a lot of other business owners reaching out to tell me that they have been doing really well, too. It’s like we’ve been feeling like we’re supposed to keep it secret.

Here’s that video:

It shouldn’t be a secret. It is possible to make money now. A lot of it. And plenty of business owners are doing just that.

That means the money is there, waiting for you. 

It can even be easy to earn it.

When you realize that down to your toes, then it becomes easier to make money.

All of this is why I’m declaring the theme of September to be “Money!” 

I’ll be focusing the whole month on money—talking about what you can do to clear away the gunk inside so you can earn the money that’s out there for you. Easily.

So if you’re struggling with $—or the idea of making $—during these times, September is your month.

Stay tuned.

This Might Uncover What’s Holding You Back

If you’re wondering what’s going on internally that keeps you from taking your business to the next level, check out my recent interview on the Loving Yourself Podcast.

I got to talk about three different clients. All were frustrated at how stuck they were—one at not taking the most basic action that her business needed, one at losing money whenever he earned any, and a third who struggled to know what she wanted. 

All released what was holding them back so they could break through in their businesses. And lives, for that matter!

Take a listen here:

You’ll hear about the events that led them to internalize the beliefs that were doing them no good. Some happened in childhood, some when they were adults. Some came from family, some from history. None of their internalized beliefs would listen to reason. 

But they all let go of their hold with a bit of Tapping.

(Maybe these stories will get you thinking about what might be getting in your way . . .)

It was a pleasure to talk with Jenny Rice of EZTapping. I hope you enjoy the conversation, too.

Go On Vacation! (Yes, even now)

I know this sounds like I’m telling you to do the opposite of everything I help business owners do—get rid of what’s holding them back so they can take the right actions to break through to the next level. Make more money. Reach more people. Fulfill their purpose and change the world.

But going on vacation is essential to all of those things.

Seriously.

Let me explain.

When you find yourself wasting more and more time—reading Google headlines every 15 minutes, scrolling through Facebook, staring off into space, unable to concentrate on the task that needs to get done—you need a vacation.

When you’re stuck doing the same things in the same way, unable to come up with anything new—you need a vacation.

When you realize you haven’t truly connected with what lights you up in life for far too long (your loved ones, Nature, spirituality, a good book)—you NEED a vacation!

As business owners, we often get the message that we need to keep focused, follow through on our priorities, do what it takes to grow our business. And I get how important that is. How you often need to push yourself to achieve the type of business you can see in your mind. How scary it can be to realize you’re letting opportunities slip through your fingers because you’re not taking action.

But you can go too far by pushing yourself to do more and more without a break. That will actually make it harder to get to the next level.

Watch the video to see why.

A real vacation (which means getting completely away from your business, ideally for two weeks) gives you a number of benefits that help you AND your business. Some of the biggies in my book are:

  • You get real rest, so you come back with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the work of finding and helping your people.
  • You get the break that your mind and body have been craving, so you don’t find yourself doing so much of the same time-wasters after your vacation that were creeping into your day before it.
  • Your creativity comes roaring back, meaning you not only come up with new ideas for what to do for your peeps, you realize new and better ways to run your business so it can grow faster.
  • You connect with what matters to you, so you remember why you are doing all this in the first place. And then you get your motivation back.

I took last week off after at least eight months of working straight through without a vacation. This week I’m finding all the positives I just listed happening for me and my business.

It’s an important reminder for me.

In fact, not taking yourself on a vacation can be a sign of one of those subconscious blocks to creating the life and business you want that I get rid of with my clients. (Hey, we teach what we most need to learn, right?)

So go on vacation. Even now in the midst of the pandemic and the economic uncertainty. There are ways to do it safely and cost-effectively.

You need it.

Your business needs it.

And, hey, if you’d like some help with that, just email me and we’ll set up a time to talk about what’s going on with you to see if there’s a fit with what I do.

Is an Old Identity Sabotaging You?

I get how totally baffling it can be to know what you need to do to take your business to the next level. To be perfectly capable of doing it. To see others with—dare I say—less ability than you do take off, leaving you in their dust.

Yet you’re stuck at the same too-low level

  • Reaching fewer clients than you could.
  • Making less money than you want.
  • Having less of an impact.

Year after year.

What’s with that?!

That was what my client was going through. She had a good business, but knew it could be so much more.

She had a money ceiling. She wanted to make more, but she wasn’t doing enough networking, or following up on leads, or finding referral partners, or . . . or . . . or . . . .

And if, by some miracle some additional money did come in, she’d spend it. Or slow down her business even more.

My client had done this for years. She had no idea why.

And the pinch was getting worse.

Her daughter was graduating from college, and my client wanted to help start her off on a good footing. Retirement was looming on the horizon (with not much squirreled away). The house needed repair work. There was travel she’d been putting off.

No more.

It was time to change.

So we started Tapping. And up came an old identity. A way she had seen herself for so many years that she didn’t question it. An identity that didn’t include being very successful or making a lot of money.

That old identity was calling the shots.

Watch the video to see what that identity was and how we changed it to fit the new reality she wanted to create.

In case you’re wondering, yes, the money is starting to come in more and more in my client’s business. More importantly, she is taking the steps to bring in more properties to manage, hire more people, and grow her business for years to come.

Now, being a successful, highly-paid business owner is her new identity, and it fits her current—and future—life much better.

So if you’re feeling stuck, unable to break through to the next level, maybe it’s an old identity that needs to be “updated” with some Tapping.

If you’d like some help with that, just email me and we’ll set up a time to talk about what’s going on with you to see if there’s a fit with what I do.

Workshop (Monday, July 13): Stop holding yourself back and create the life you want

I know how frustrating it is to be able to see in your mind the life you want to live, but hold yourself back when it comes time to create it. 

Over and over again, you start something—a plan, a project, a program—but then you lose momentum. What started out as a total commitment on your part turns into a might-have-been, just gathering dust on the shelf. 

It is crazy-making! 

And it doesn’t have to be this way.

You can follow through on your goals, creating—and living—the life you want. You just need to get rid of the subconscious blocks that have been getting in your way. 

That’s exactly what I do with my clients. With Tapping we uncover and release the blocks that have been stopping them. 

Then it’s easy for them to finish what they start. To reach that goal that’s been just out of reach for so long.

Next Monday (July 13th) in my virtual workshop for the Sage Sisters I’ll go into the details of how I do that. The workshop, “Using EFT/Tapping to Relieve Stress and Create the Life You Want,” runs from 7:30 to 9:30 pm Eastern Time / 4:30 to 6:30 pm Pacific Time. 

At the workshop, you will—

  • Learn a simple technique to use anytime to lower your stress,
  • Get started uncovering the blocks that are keeping you from reaching your goals, and
  • Discover how to use Tapping to release those blocks, once and for all.

Here’s where to get the details and sign up:

Nancy Linnerooth of Unblock Results on the Sage Sisters

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-efttapping-to-release-stress-and-create-the-life-you-want-tickets-111448192544 

If you’ve been curious about what it’s like to tap with me but weren’t ready to go “all in,” this is for you. It’s only $2Photo by Mitchel Lensink on Unsplash5 and two hours of your time—an easy way to dip your toe in the water!

And if the price is too high for you during these times, I have free tickets to the workshop to give away to the first five people to reach out. So email me at Nancy[at]Photo by Aziz Acharki on UnsplashUnblockResults.com right away and I’ll tell you how to get them.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

You Are Not Lazy!

I get it. I know how frustrating it is to just simply want to finish one thing that we start—one of our projects. One of our marketing initiatives. One of the programs we’ve bought. 

And yet, you’re afraid you’re just going to do what you always do. Start strong but then switch to something else, promising yourself that you will get back to it when you have time. You’ll finish it this time, you swear! 

But you know deep down that you won’t. Because you never do. 

It’s so frustrating!

There’s a graveyard of great projects you’ve left half-done sitting on your shelf, or in your computer, or in the back of your mind. You know that finishing even one of them will move your business up a level, bringing in more clients who need your help, and making you more money. And it would be so easy to just pick one, finish it and get it out there. 

So why don’t you?

I know what you’ve been telling yourself. “I guess I’m just lazy.”  And I want to give you a hug (and, honestly, a little shake) and tell you: 

That’s. Not. True! 

You aren’t lazy. You know it. You work really hard. You are so busy doing so many things. Someone who works as hard as you do is not lazy.

So why aren’t you doing the things that will get you what you really want? 

More clients. More money. More time to yourself. 

Instead you are stuck at the same level, hoping for those things but not making them happen. 

I’ve seen this with so many clients. They come to me so frustrated that they’ve been stuck for so long. Wondering what’s wrong with them. And they’ve started to tell themselves the story that they must be lazy. It’s the only way they can make sense of why they aren’t doing the thing that will get them what they want. 

So we get to work. We figure out what’s really happening below the surface that’s been slowing them down. (It’s never been that they’re lazy. Not once in all the clients I’ve worked with.)

We tap to release the blocks that have been holding them back. Messages they internalized long ago. Messages that went in so deep, they became “Truths” that they were compelled to live by.

And as those blocks lift, they find themselves just finishing things that before would have sat on the shelf forever. It surprises them how easy it is now.

I know that you’re capable of finishing what you start. I know that you have it in you to be somebody who feels proud of your accomplishments. Now it’s time for you to know it.

And to let it be easy.

If you’d like some help with that, I’m here. Just email me and we’ll set up a time to talk about what’s going on with you and see if there’s a fit with what I do. 

Happy Tapping!

What the News Is Doing To Your Old Money Stories

Have you noticed how all the bad economic news has activated you these days? My clients and I definitely have!

All the big lay-offs, so many small businesses going under, a tidal wave of unemployment—it’s bringing up a lot of fear and feelings of lack. And it’s activating old money stories.

When that happens, our negative feelings start running the show, affecting how we show up, what we do (or don’t do), and basically messing with our finances.

I go into more detail here.

Maybe you have one or more old money stories that is getting triggered now, something like:

  • I don’t deserve more.
  • Making money is too hard.
  • I’m no good with money.
  • There’s never enough.

If so, you’re probably not enjoying what you’re seeing in your financial picture.

When you’re seeing that kind of hit on your finances, one of the best things to do is to really clear out those limiting stories you have around money so you can get back in charge. 

The best way to do that is with EFT—or “Tapping.”

To get some help with that, check out my Money Blocks BlockBuster Group, which is starting up again Friday, May 15, 2020. In each session we have group tapping on common money blocks as well as individual hotseats where we focus on your specific money stories so you can release and replace them.

For more information go to https://unblockresults.com/the-money-blocks-blockbuster-program/

Or just reach out to me at Nancy@UnblockResults.com. We’ll set up a call at no charge to figure out what your money story is and see if the group is right for you.

Don’t wait too long, though. There are only eight places total, and it’s already filling up. We start on Friday, May 15th—just a little over a week away. And I won’t offer another one until the Fall.

Why You’re Procrastinating Now

If you’re procrastinating—or procrastinating more—these days, there are reasons.

I talked about those reasons in this week’s Facebook Live:

(Please be kind about my hair. This is what it does when it doesn’t get cut in waaaaaaaay too long.)

First, stress is taking a toll on everyone right now. And the energy you use to deal with your stress gets taken away from the actions you would like to be doing now, whether that’s creating an online program, cleaning out a closet, or learning a new language. Understanding this dynamic can help you take some of the pressure off yourself.

Beyond that, more than the usual amount of stress in your life “raises the bar” so that the usual ways you use to get around your procrastination simply are no longer enough.

So, if you haven’t completely gotten rid of the subconscious blocks that lead you to procrastinate (which is what I do with clients), they will definitely be more powerful now.

For these reasons, I encourage you to give yourself grace during extra stressful times like these when you aren’t getting as much done.

Also, try tapping along with the 1st of the 3 free videos you get for signing up for my newsletter. (If you haven’t done so already, get the 3-video series How to Stop Procrastinating Without Having to Push Yourself So Hard here.)